Entry Year


Major Area of Study

Behavioral Medicine


Vanessa Malcarne, PhD / Elizabeth Klonoff, PhD



Research Interests

Sarah’s research focuses on promoting health among ethnic minority and underserved groups using an ecological model approach. She also has an interest in cross-cultural measurement.

Representative Publications
  • Mills, S. D., Fox, R. S., Malcarne, V. L., Roesch, S. C., Champagne, B.R., & Sadler, G.R. (2014). The psychometric properties of the Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 scale in English- and Spanish-speaking Hispanic Americans. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 20, 463-468.

  • Mills, S. D., Malcarne, V. L., Fox, R. S., & Sadler, G. R. (2014). Psychometric evaluation of the Brief Acculturation Scale for Hispanics. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 36, 164-174.

  • Mills, S. D., Fox, R. S., & Malcarne, V. L. (2015). Body image in children with morphea: A systematic review. Pediatric Dermatology, 32, 188-190.

  • Mills, S. D. (2015 – 2016). Predictors of Cancer-risk Behaviors among Hispanic Americans. National Cancer Institute: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (F31-Diversity).
  • Mills, S. D. ( 2015 – 2016; terminated early to accept National Cancer Institute grant). Predictors of Tobacco Use in Hispanic Americans. Tobacco-related Disease Research Program: Dissertation Research Award.